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Akshay Kumar to play the role of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Mahesh Manjrekar’s Marathi film- Cinema express

Akshay Kumar to play the role of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Mahesh Manjrekar’s Marathi film

The film marks Akshay’s Marathi debut

Published: 03rd November 2022
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Akshay Kumar, after playing the role of Prithviraj Chauhan in Samrat Prithviraj, is set to step in the shoes of another king. The Ram Setu actor will essay the role of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Mahesh Manjrekar’s upcoming film Vedat Marathe Veer Daudale Saat. The film will also be Akshay’s Marathi debut. It is produced by Vaseem Qureshi.

The movie is based on the story of seven valiant warriors who had the sole aim of bringing Shivaji Maharaj’s dream of Swarajya to reality, writing one of the most glorious pages of history.

The film’s team had a mahurat shot event in Mumbai, which was attended by various dignitaries including Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and MNS Chief Raj Thackeray.

Expressing excitement over the project, Akshay said, “It’s a dream come true role for me. I think to portray Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on the big screen is a very huge responsibility. I was taken aback when Raj sir asked me to portray this role. I feel so good to be playing this part and it’s going to be a dream come true role for me. Also, I will be working for the first time with director Mahesh Manjrekar, and it is going to be an experience.”

Mahesh Manjrekar said, “Vedat Marathe Veer Daudale Saat is my dream project. I have been working on it for the past 7 years, it is a subject that needed that much attention and research. It is by far the biggest and grandest Marathi film to be made and with its release nation-wide, I want people to know the story of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. I am very fortunate to have Akshay Kumar on board to play the character of Shivaji Maharaj, I believe he’s perfect for the role”.

Speaking about the film and team, CM Eknath Shinde said, “This movie will be a super hit, my good wishes are with them. Balasahab Thackeray used to stand with Marathi cinemas, Raj Thackeray is also supporting the cinema.”

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